Re: Remailers

NetSurfer (
Thu, 2 Jul 1998 05:10:31 -1000 (HST)

On Wed, 1 Jul 1998, ChuckKuecker wrote:

Does anyone have information on anonymous remailers? My ISP has banned me from SENDING to a maillist I subscribe to. They claim the server is a 'smurf amplifier', and all my posts get returned.I was able to receive kist messages until the listserver was changed, which makes me wonder just how they are going to prevent 'smurfing' by preventing me from posting. Sounds like arbitrary censorship on the ISP's part to me..

Get in touch with the ISP who has their routers configured to allow ip directed broadcasts and ask them to put in the one-line change to their routers which will make it impossible for jerks to use their routers to attack other people's networks. It is a simple change and is irresponsible for them to leave their networks open to this type of abuse. They might not even be aware that they are vulnerable to attack and have been placed on the smurf list.

James D. Wilson

"non sunt multiplicanda entia praeter necessitatem"
William of Ockham (1285-1347/49)